Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

RollingFileAppender file location

This entry describes how to use relative paths in GlassFish and Tomcat using a log4j FileAppender.[Read More]

Sunday Dec 23, 2007

40% off sale at 1password

40% off sale on software at 1password.com.

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Friday Oct 19, 2007

iBank for Mac

iBank, from IGG Software, LLC, is a pretty awesome Cocoa-based application for personal finance. I've been looking for something to take the place of Quicken For Macintosh and iBank meets all my needs but one: the application does not as of yet download transactions from financial institutions. The user must download the transactions by hand into a QFX, QIF, or CVS file, and then import them into iBank. So far, the lack of automatic download capabiity has not been a great hindrance.

iBank has a number of clever features. My personal favorite thus far is the notion of a “Smart Account”. For Quicken users, this is something like generating a report, except that the “Smart Account” holds transactions (virtual transactions) from other accounts based on filters. Very much akin to “Smart Mailboxes” in Mail.app, “Smart Accounts” are most triumphant: the user does not have to generate a report, the “Smart Account” is up-to-date automatically.

Read this review of iBank.

I am sold on iBank. As a further note, neither myself nor Sun has any connection to IGG Software of which I am aware. iBank is just a superior product.

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